WOW! It is already February 13th… Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday that I couldn’t wrap my mind around it being 2017 already.
I might as well start with the fact that my site was down for over a week… and I didn’t even notice. How does that happen, you ask? Well it happens when you think every day about what you’d like to write and then get hit full-on in the face by life. That’s pretty much what’s been going on over here lately. I guess I can just be thankful that I do not depend on this blog for any sort of income, because boy would I be in trouble!
So over the last couple weeks I’ve finally started to get into a somewhat regular workout schedule, but of course my meal-planning has gone totally out the window now that I’ve started working out at times that I’m not used to. I’m lucky that BF and I can manage for a week on several packs of chicken thighs and italian sausage that we usually grill on Sunday or Monday; the trick is to just make a new veggie each night 😉
In the past I’ve given up on working out regularly because it’s been too much committment, or too time-consuming, or too dang much, period. But you know what? I am sick of making excuses for myself. I want to feel good. I want to feel strong. And being on a regular workout schedule meets both of those needs (wants?). It is so important to put ourselves first sometimes for mental and physical health so I’ve just decided to practice what I preach; after all, I always feel so much better for it.
You may notice that I haven’t mentioned weight or weight loss. I don’t really plan to other than this little blurb because it’s just not one of my goals. I’ve always been up and down until the past year or two. I feel that I am at a good and healthy weight and so I am simply not putting it on the table. Period. (Although if you ever have any questions please feel free to ask, either in comments or via email. I am always happy to help or listen!)
My intention for this post, now that I’ve gotten a few things out of the way, is to sort of make myself semi-accountable to putting out a rough schedule. Maybe you can use is as a bit of motivation to do a few things that you intend, but never manage, to do? If so, let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear.
So this week will be a bit crazy because I’ll be hopping on a plane Thursday morning to go see one of my bestest friends in Oregon (HI LACEY! I CAN’T WAIT!!!). Yeah it’s a little stressful, but 100% worth it. Have I mentioned my packing efforts so far include nothing more than borrowing a few dresses for nights out from another friend? Yeah, I’m the worst lol.
Anyways I’m really excited about the trip because we plan to see a movie for Lacey’s birthday, go out in downtown Portland, hike up to the falls (drawing a blank on the name, but it’s south of Portland) and do general girly sleepover activities. I’m also excited that she has a gym at her apartment because guess what? I will probably be awake for HOURS before her! There’s a 3-hour time difference on top of the fact that I have always tended to be more of a morning person. Not much more, but time difference.
Jet lag, we are not friends.
So while she’s sleeping I fully intend to keep up my workout schedule that I’ve been doing at home! Sweet. I’m thinking my week will go something like this (and of course there is always wiggle room to switch things up!):
- Monday: Cardio warm-up and chest (I skipped that this past week-oops)
- Tuesday: Walk around the neighborhood with Mr. Ford (and maybe I’ll pack!)
- Wednesday: Hatha Yoga class
- Thursday: I’ll be in the air for 8+ hours so probably nothing more than a nap and much pacing about DFW
- Friday: Back/Shoulders and cardio
- Saturday: Legs and light cardio
- Sunday: Chest and misc arm stuff (I’m so technical)
- Monday: Light cardio
- Tuesday: Light cardio & then flying back home!
Okay so that was a little more than just this week, but whatever. No judgement here! LOL
What do you plan to do over the next week for your health and wellbeing?